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Lost lottery ticket handed in

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PM73 Fri 24-Jul-09 13:17:24

Just been listening to the news on the radio & there was a story about a couple who had found a lottery ticket on the floor,handed it in & claimed the £30K prize.

Paid off their debts,bought household things & treated their children with half the money & then the real lottery ticket buyer proved that she was the original owner & took them to court.Judge has ruled that they must give her the remaining monies & interest.The lady has said she intends to sue Camelot for the remainder.

Apparantly when the couple claimed the money they declared that they had bought the ticket & it is that that the judge has ruled on.

If it were me i would have handed it in cos i believe in karma.

PM73 Fri 24-Jul-09 13:20:20

"link here news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/8166483.stm"

NormaSknockers Fri 24-Jul-09 19:05:57

Wow, I'm really amazed (in a good way) that she was able to prove it was she who had bought it & been given at least some of the money back.

I'd like to think if I found a lottery ticket I'd hand it in, although I think I'd be very tempted to keep it, but....no I would hand it in. Hey if no one comes forward then you'd have the money fair & square with no fear if being sued somewhere down the line!

Very wrong of them to claim they'd bought it when handing it in!!

SparklyGothKat Fri 24-Jul-09 19:12:48

how can she prove it was that ticket IYKWIM?? <<confused>>

elvislives Fri 24-Jul-09 19:16:29

I think they can tell when and where it was bought, so in a dispute presumably one person is able to correctly identify the outlet they bought it from and the date?

SparklyGothKat Fri 24-Jul-09 19:19:27

it was on the co-op floor, so I assume it was brought in the co-op?? still confused lol

differentID Fri 24-Jul-09 19:22:09

the original purchaser used the same numbers every week, so I'm going to assume she uses one of those playsheets.
Each has a different number which can probably be matched up to individual tickets bought.
That is how they were able to match it up. I think.

HerBeatitude Fri 24-Jul-09 19:22:57

Do you get a receipt with lottery tickets?

Am really suprised she managed to prove she had bought it.

HerBeatitude Fri 24-Jul-09 19:23:17

oops sorry cross posted

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